Claudia Gray

Review brought to you by OBS staff member Shae


A tragic tale about falling in love on the world’s most infamous ill-fated sea voyage as heroine, Tess, discovers darker secrets that lie beneath the doomed crossing… and a hidden brotherhood that threaten to tear her lover from her forever.

The RMS Titanic is the most luxurious ship ever built, but for eighteen-year-old Tess Davies it’s a prison. Travelling as a maid for the family she has served for years, Tess is trapped in their employ amid painful memories and family secrets.

When she meets Alec, a handsome upper class passenger, Tess falls helplessly in love. But Alec has secrets of his own… and soon Tess is entangled in a dangerous game. A sinister brotherhood that will do anything to induct Alec into their mystical order has followed him onboard. And Tess is now their most powerful pawn.

Tess and Alec fight the dark forces threatening to tear them apart, never realising that they will have to face an even greater peril before the journey is over…

New York Times best-selling author Claudia Gray delivers adventure, dark paranormal suspense, alluring romance, and a truly surprise ending, set against the opulent backdrop of the Titanic‘s first — and last — voyage.


Without reading one single detail of what this book was about I was very surprised when I started reading. I had no idea why I was reading a book about the Titanic. I got over that very quickly and was immediately drawn in.

The story is so awesome, and it’s so original that it takes place in such a real and well known part of history. I would have flipped out if Rose or Jack showed up in the story though. Werewolves on the Titanic. Yes! That is such a way to thrill up a historic event!
Two of my favorite thing are supernatural and history. Perfect combination. I think the story is very well mingled with the real story and didn’t taint it at all.

This story has everything. Tess has to deal with a villain. She has to try to keep her job so she can have a good start when she gets to America. She has to deal with all the difficulties a servant and someone in third class would have to face. (That actually made the story even more interesting, because most of the passenger’s personal staff in real life were in second class.) There was tons and tons of drama within the family she works for. Oh, and there is the whole forbidden love thing going on.

With everything going on, it still does not lack surprises, twists, and turns. Don’t get comfortable, you will be hanging on the edge of your seat. There is one thing you can predict, I mean everyone knows what happened to the Titanic!

This book is one of those you stay up all night, and keep telling yourself just one more chapter. Very good book. Flowed very smoothly. I couldn’t get enough. The end is so bitter sweet. It’s a good ending, though you wish it wasn’t over. This is a MUST read.